June 8th – Daily Deal
On today’s Daily Deal, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan misses out on more than a bracelet, Phil Laak sets an incredible poker record, the Aussie Millions debuts on GSN, and Poker News Daily has a very special WSOP promo just for you.
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.
The poker world held its breath this week as online prodigy Tom “Durrrr” Dwan came within inches of his first WSOP bracelet. Event number eleven was a rather lackluster fifteen hundred dollar No Limit Hold’em tournament and the top prize was “only” six hundred thousand dollars – Dwan is used to shoving bigger pots than that at the nosebleed cash games. The excitement surrounded the many massive side bets that Dwan has with other poker pros, which in his words will make it “the biggest day ever” if he wins a bracelet this year. New Zealander Simon Watt won the bracelet.
The last time we reported about Phil Laak’s endurance test, he had been playing poker for one hundred and six hours and was still going strong. He can be proud: for years to come, poker players will tell their grandchildren that when they were young, a person once sat and played for one hundred and fifteen hours straight. That’s right: Laak exceeded his goal of playing eighty hours of poker by nearly an entire work week. Phil Laak’s name will live forever in poker history. We seriously doubt there will ever be another player crazy enough to attempt to break his record.
UB.com and Poker News Daily are giving out three VIP prize packages to the World Series of Poker Main Event final table in November. Let me say that one more time: FREE WSOP MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE PRIZE PACKAGES. To be eligible, all you have to do is sign up for UB.com through PND between June first and July thirty-first. Make a deposit and then amass one UB Point. When you do, you’ll be automatically qualified for a freeroll in August whose winner heads to Vegas in style to watch the Main Event conclude. Plus, players who make the final table of the freeroll and don’t win will receive entry into the weekly UB.com two-hundred thousand dollar guaranteed.
Plus, we’ll be holding two separate points races in June and July to give away two more VIP prize packages to the Main Event final table. This is your opportunity to witness poker history. Don’t forget that UB.com happily accepts players from the United States and check out our front page article for more information on this promotion.
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